Dota 2 Is Reborn With New Game Engine

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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Dota 2 might be flying high, but Valve isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, the company is working on a new framework for the game designed to improve user experience across the board. Think of it as Dota 2 v2... Dota 2.2... Dota 2x2 = Dota 4? Whatever.

There are three major parts to the rework. Part one is all about the user interface, revamping the dashboard and making it easier to find friends and games, organize your heroes, watch games, and learn to play. Part two focuses on custom games, giving players the freedom to play Dota 2 the way they want to. Part three brings a whole host of changes by utilizing the Source Engine, improving the game in a variety of ways and allowing players the creativity to make their own short movies with Source Filmaker, just as they do in Team Fortress 2.

You can get into the beta for Dota 2 Reborn by selecting it from the menu when you click Play in Steam. Your progress will be shared between both the "base" Dota 2 and Reborn. Valve hopes to bring Reborn out of beta sometime after The International, which takes place the first week of August.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (11)

Anon 7 years ago
If you're going to revamp it, might as well bring it into the present and future of MOBAs and make it third person like Smite.

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Links2 7 years ago
Clearly none of the commentors ahead pleasured the old times of Garena servers, with more than Dota to play. The really thing for me that kept me playing for years Dota is how was easy inside 1 Game (warcraft 3), i could enjoy rpgs, races and hundred of game styles alike Dota, but in the same tool that i played it. Ive nevver benn a rpg strategic style fan, but by installing Dota, ive found that deep community of maps and modes that really kept me playing warcraft. This new move shows clearly that they for good are making steps for this status of the game. I really liked and im anxious for getting back to the game.

Arieswar 7 years ago
Ever since dota2 went with the No loot strategy and made shit untradible the game has rolled down hill good luck getting your players back, unless you change the game rules back to what it was no one will care.. well except the fanboys ofcourse.

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trolo 7 years ago
thing is dota 2 reborn runs, looks and feels the same as dota 2. but why? csgo needs source 2 asap.

jesus 7 years ago
A MOBA will always be a MOBA, no matter how fancy it looks. The trailer looks like an action arena game, but the actual gameplay is really slow pace. *hit.hit.hit.hit.hit.hit.hit.Q.hit.E.W.R.hit.hit.Die*

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Bratwurst 7 years ago
Unmounted...

This is great news for those using still outdated machines since the Source Engine is good for that, this will bring in a lot of happy players.

TORK 7 years ago
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